Date Night!

My husband and I decided that we needed a break. Instead of satisfying our urge to get away, our spring break trip had awakened the need to spend more time together, but it left us utterly unfulfilled since the kids were there every step of the way. We can’t realistically zip off to a romantic destination because it’s just not in the budget and my husband had already taken some days off from work for our spring break jaunt. Instead, we thought we’d just pack them up for the night and send them over to Grandma’s house.

When we were making our plans, I thought it would be fun to go back to our dating days, without the hovering parents of course! So I told him I’d prepare a romantic dinner, which we would actually dress up for (it may be kind of corny but its fun) however I got to pick the movie we would watch.

I’d been trying to get him to sit through The Time Traveler’s Wife with me for a few weeks now, but he kept finding excuses not to. It’s really not his first choice, but I figured, he enjoyed The Notebook and he didn’t think he would like that either, so why not give it a try. I just love Rachel McAdams, so anything she’s in I have to see, regardless of the storyline.

Luckily, the kids love visiting their grandparents, especially my son, who must be the title holder for the world’s most spoilt grandson, so there was no problem getting them ready to go. Last night they packed up their clothes and their games and we dropped them off so we could enjoy a romantic night at home.

Our evening was perfect. Dinner was fantastic, and not just because I made an extra special meal, but because we actually took the time to talk. There was no complaining over what time anyone would have to go to bed or having to do homework or anything like that.

Even the movie was a success. We were a bit thrown off by the plot but as we discussed it over a glass of wine, it started to get a bit clearer. It may have just been the wine, but we figured the time traveling was just a metaphor for relationships because it’s difficult to find someone who is ‘in the same place, at the same time’ but it was definitely entertaining especially if you ignored the impossibility of the actual plot.

This morning we woke up rested and ready, even eager to pick the kids up from their grandparents’. Sometimes a mini-break is all you need to happily get back into the groove of things.


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